Three days of national mourning after Mubarak's passing

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Tue, 25 Feb 2020 - 01:51 GMT

FILE - Former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

FILE - Former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO - 25 February 2020: Egypt has declared three days of national mourning starting from Wednesday after President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak passed away Tuesday at the age of 91.

"The presidency deeply mourns former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak for his services to the country as a commander, and one of the heroes of the great October War. Mubarak was commander of the Air Forces during the war that restored dignity and pride to the Arab nation," the presidency said in a statement, as it expressed condolences to his family.

A military funeral will be held for former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak who died on February 25, 2020 at the age of 91 and ruled the country for 30 years between 1981 and 2011.

Mubarak stepped down on February 11, 2011 as a consequence of January 25, 2011, and had been subject to prosecution before he was cleared of all charges.

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